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Health Tip: Preventing Eye Injuries

-- One of the simplest ways to maintain healthy vision is to protect your eyes from injury, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology. About 90 percent of eye injuries involve lack of protective eyewear.

Whether you're maintaining equipment or playing sports, wearing appropriate protective eyewear is very important, the doctor's group says.

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Health Tip: Signs of Food Poisoning

-- Food poisoning symptoms can range in severity depending on the type of germ swallowed, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

After consuming contaminated food, it can take hours or days to have symptoms.

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Health Tip: Wearing Compression Stockings

-- Compression stockings gently squeeze the legs to help improve blood flow, says MedlinePlus. This can prevent leg swelling, aching and, possibly, blood clots.

If compression stockings are difficult to put on, MedlinePlus suggests:

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Health Tip: Preventing Athlete's Foot

-- Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that often occurs in people who wear damp socks or tight shoes, says Mayo Clinic. The infection is contagious and is spread by contact with an infected person or contaminated surfaces.

To help prevent athlete's foot, the clinic suggests:

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Health Tip: Apple Cider Vinegar Fast Facts

-- It is important to remember that apple cider vinegar is not a magic cure-all. But it does have some health benefits, says the University of Chicago Medicine.

The school says the product may:

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Health Tip: Stop Picking Your Skin

-- If you cannot stop picking at scabs or bumps, you may have a condition called skin picking disorder (SPD).

The urge to pick at the skin affects at least 5 million Americans, says Harvard Medical School.

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Health Tip: Treating a Yeast Infection

-- Most women will get a vaginal yeast infection at some point, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its uncomfortable symptoms may include burning and itching.

A yeast infection is typically treated with an antifungal medicine. This drug usually can be purchased over-the-counter, and comes in the form of a cream, tablet, ointment or suppository.

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Health Tip: Acetaminophen Safety

-- Found in more than 600 different medicines, acetaminophen is the most common drug ingredient in the United States, says the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

To use the painkiller safely, the CHPA urges you to:

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Health Tip: Healthier Ways to Use Social Media

-- Teens spend as many as nine hours each day on social media, says Abington Hospital in Pennsylvania.

While social media is a great way to stay connected to friends and get information, it can also take a toll on mental health, the hospital says.

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Health Tip: Preparing for an Ultrasound

-- Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of your body, says the University of California, San Francisco.

To prepare for an ultrasound, UCSF encourages patients to:

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